Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women


Here you will find resources, contacts, information, and government programs and services for Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders. There are also links to information and resources on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and languages.

Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT) External Link - aims to achieve culturally appropriate justice for Aboriginal people and communities. Location: 7/9 Moore Street, Canberra ACT 2601. Phone: 02 6249 8488

(ACT) Office of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Affairs - provides strategic advice to the Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs on issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in the ACT.

ACT Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Education Consultative GroupExternal Link - advises the ACT Government with independent advice on education and training for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people.

Indigenous Sport Program - works in partnership with sporting organisations to ensure that sporting programs are developed to suit the needs of Indigenous people and families in ACT and surrounding areas.

ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Centre - venue for conferences and workshops for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal user groups.
Location: 245 Lady Denman Drive, Yarramundi Reach ACT 2601.
Phone: 0434 605 600. Email: oatsia@act.gov.au
ACT Indigenous Elected Body External Link - provides direct advice to the ACT Government.
Burrunju Aboriginal CorporationExternal Link - provides health and wellbeing programs and promotes Aboriginal art.
Phone: (02) 6231 5231.

Gugan Gulwan Youth Aboriginal CorporationExternal Link - provides a variety of support services to young Indigenous people in the ACT region. Location: Grattan Court, Wanniassa, ACT 2903.
Phone: (02) 6296 8900

Indigenous Community Liaison OfficerExternal Link - assists Indigenous people and organisations deal with the police and vice versa.
Phone: (02) 6256 7777.

Ngunnawal Centre External Link - has been functioning since 1995 as the focal point for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders studying at the University of Canberra.

Journey of Healing ACT External Link - promotes understanding and healing between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. Arranges events for Sorry Day each year and supports local Aboriginal initiatives.

Ngunnawal Community Care - specialises in brokering home and community care services for Indigenous people in Queanbeyan, Yass, Bungendore and Braidwood. Clients must be disabled and aged 45 years and over.
Location: Shannon House, 147 Meehan Street, Yass, NSW, 2582.
Phone: (02) 6226 3799.

Ngunnawal Indigenous Higher Education Centre External Link - has been functioning since 1995 as the focal point for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders studying at the University of Canberra.

United Ngunnawal Elders Council - advises the ACT Chief Minister on issues, policies and programs related to the needs of the Ngunnawal people.

Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Services External Link - provide a culturally safe holistic health service for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of the ACT and surrounding areas.

Yurauna Centre External Link - provides support, advice and information on courses within CIT to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

ABC Indigenous External Link - online portal for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The Indigenous portal has replaced the Message Stick gateway. The portal was developed in consultation with the ABC Indigenous Programs Unit and with members of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community from around Australia.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Library Information And Resource Network Inc. External Link - support and information network for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people working in libraries and for those people servicing the information needs of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) External Link - A Commonwealth Government statutory authority set up to assist and enhance Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals and communities to build assets and wealth.

Indigenous Leadership Program External Link - helps emerging and potential leaders on their journey to stronger leadership.

Indigenous Portal External Link - a window to resources, contacts, information, and government programmes and services for Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders.

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Alliance (NATSIWA)External Link - working to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women to have a strong and effective voice in the domestic policy advocacy process and to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in deepening the skills needed to tell their stories.

National Community Controlled Health Organisation External Link - National peak body for Indigenous health. Represents the interests of community controlled health services at the national level.

Business Toolkit for Indigenous WomenExternal Link

Reconciliation Australia External Link - an independent, not-for-profit organisation established in 2000 by the former Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation.